Yoga

Whether you wish to calm your mind, restore your body, boost your energy or simply enjoy the great outdoors, there’s sure to be a Simply Soulful Yoga class or event to suit you in Salcombe, Kingsbridge or further afield. I offer weekly classes including: Beginners Yoga, Bootcamp Yoga, Glow in the Dark Yoga; and seasonal events including: Well Woman Yoga, SUP Yoga, Beach Yoga, Party Yoga, Foodie Events and even Goat Yoga (smiles and laughter guaranteed for all!). One-to-one, private groups, bespoke sessions, workshops and retreats also available.

Look inside yourself; everything that you want, you already are
Rumi
 

Introduction to Yoga

Learn to smile on the inside, by taking time out for yourself and your yoga practise. Let go of tension and invite relaxation and empowerment into your body and mind.

I have practiced yoga for over 20 years and have been lucky enough to train with Friends of Yoga Society International as a Hatha Yoga Teacher.

I  look forward to seeing you on the mat soon!

My classes are small and friendly, focusing on movement (asana) married with breath work (pranayama), to allow you to benefit from a sense of deep relaxation and enhanced mind-body connection.

Typically, classes include a warm up, asana practise, pranayama and relaxation. However, this will vary based on the type of class you attend, and there is the opportunity for some classes to be held in the great outdoors when the weather permits.

Yoga is not about touching your toes. It is about what you learn on the way down
Judith Hanson Lasater

Yoga asana is tailored to suit the individual and use of blocks, belts, blankets and eye pillows is encouraged in all classes. We might use mudras (hand gestures), bandhas (locks) and mantra (voice) to further enhance our relaxation. This is always optional and you are invited to join in with whatever you wish.

Keeping the qualities of Patanjalis 8-limbs of Yoga, in mind:

  1. Yama (self-restraints) – Ahimsa (non-violence), sataya (thruthfulness)
  2. Niyama (self-study) – Svadhayaya (listen to your body), Isvarapranidhana (surrender and trust)
  3. Asana – postures
  4. Pranayama – breathe control – Open and balance our pranic pathways
  5. Pratyahara – Sense withdrawal (concentration)

The Yamas and Niyamas, remind us to be kind, gentle and honest with ourselves. Listen and trust your body. Be open to any messages that it may wish to tell you. Please let your body and mind guide you in your practise.

The benefits you may receive from your yoga practise include: 

  • Increased relaxation, flexibility, strengthen muscles, weight loss, energy levels
  • Improved blood circulation, posture, balance, lung capacity, immune system, digestive system, sleep patterns, toxin elimination
  • Reduced stress, anxiety, blood pressure, emotional frustration
  • Enhanced healthy habits, positive thinking, spiritual growth, involvement in own healing, inner wisdom, confidence, self-esteem, self-worth
  • A sense of tranquillity, calmness and positive well-being
  • Greater creativity, clarity of thought and concentration
  • Balance of mind, body and soul

Which Yoga is right for you?

Beginners Yoga

Movement (asana) is married with breath (pranayama), to bring about a sense of deep relaxation and enhanced mind-body connection.

Classes include a warm up, asana practise, pranayama and relaxation. Tailored to suit the individual, use of blocks, belts and blankets is encouraged in all classes.

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Goat Yoga

Animal inspired asana, deepens our connection with the animal kingdom; offering us lessons in love and compassion for ourselves and those around us.

Staying true to the teachings of yoga, this class aims to relax the body whilst uplifting the mood. Who can resist settling into a downward facing dog with the cutest upward facing baby goat peeking up at you? Family and adult sessions for all levels.

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SUP Yoga

Enjoy the ancient practice of yoga combined with SUP boarding as we take our favourite yoga routines from the mat and onto the water!

Improve your balance, core strength, emotional and spiritually harmony, as your body works to stay stable on the board challenged by both wind and tide. All levels.

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Bootcamp Yoga

A dynamic yoga asana programme that focuses on building strength in the legs, upper body and core, and will leave you feeling energised and motivated.

Designed to stoke the digestive fire deep within the belly, increase metabolism, body heat and heart rate. Less emphasis is placed on relaxation and meditation than other classes. All levels.

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Glow in the Dark Yoga

Colourful fusion of dynamic asana to help build strength and fire within the body, followed by restorative asana to help calm & nurture the mind.

Enjoy the glow of rainbow mood lighting and uplifting tunes as your body first builds up some heat, then fully relaxes in comfort, with the use of blankets, bolsters, pillows. All levels.

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Beach Yoga

Refresh your body and focus your mind in the great Devon outdoors whilst enjoying unforgettable views of Bolt Tail!

Harbour Beach, at Hope Cove offers perfect natural surroundings, and an ideal location for our practice. All levels. 10% donated to Hope Harbour Commissioners.
*Please bring a yoga mat or beach towel*

Party Yoga

Invite movement, meditation, mantra and music to ignite your internal fire and release tension in this powerful fusion of movement and sound; with stillness and silence.

Experience a journey through the chakras to unleash true vitality, joy and balance from within. Glow sticks and fresh juice included. All levels – Including the curious!

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Cream Tea Brunch

Quarterly yoga class with a seasonal focus combined with a social twist and delicious Traditional or ‘healthy’ Cream Tea.

Spring, summer, autumn and winter themes with seasonal reflection. Enjoy stunning coastal views and delicious food. All levels.

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Brunch Yoga

Quarterly yoga class with a seasonal focus combined with a social twist and delicious Brunch.

Spring, summer, autumn and winter themes with seasonal reflection. Enjoy stunning coastal views and delicious food. All levels.

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Christmas Yoga

Invite some Christmas sparkle into your life as we play with poses such as Elf on the Shelf, Candy Cane and Partridge in a Pear Tree.

Festive inspired yoga asana will be married with our breath in this yule time social event. After class we will enjoy delicious mince pies and mulled wine in the hotel's cosy Ship's Snug. All levels.

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Chair Yoga

All the benefits of gentle movement married with the breath, whilst seated in a chair. Ideal for anyone with reduced mobility.

Benefit from deep relaxation and enhanced mind-body connection whilst improving strength, flexibility, proprioception, focus and anxiety.

*Please note there is a small flight of steps into the yoga studio. Parking, assistance and a hand rail is available.

Chakra Yoga

All of the benefits of yoga plus focus on helping to bring the seven main chakras into a state of balance.

Class includes gentle movement, mudra, mantra, meditation and positive affirmations whilst using empowering, crystal and chakra aromatherapy aura sprays and oils by Zephorium. All levels.

Well Woman Yoga

Embrace the divine feminine within. Feminine yoga asana, is offered to both empower, delight and support women’s health and vitality at all stages of life.

From adolescence and menstrual years to peri and post menopause, asana, mudra, bandha, pranayama and meditation can help to enhance the flow of prana, promote healing and connect with our inner wisdom and heart-based responsiveness. Based on training with Uma Dinsmore-Tuli. All levels.

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Laughter Yoga

Join myself and Sophie Carr for an afternoon of fun, rejuvenation and relaxation.

A dynamic yoga class with uplifting music, to energise the body, mind and soul, followed by delicious, nutritious and healthy refreshments. Rounded off by a laughter yoga workshop including laughter exercises, and a laughter meditation. De-stressing and energising for all levels.

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One-to-one Yoga

Private classes give you the opportunity to have a dedicated yoga practise tailored just for you.

Choose a focus and time to suit your body, mood and schedule. Choose to practise in either your home, holiday let, business location or The Hen House in Kingsbridge. Yogi's Choice!

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Private Group Yoga

Whatever the occasion there's sure to be a session plan that will meet the needs of your group.

Yoga, SUP & holistic treatments offer a wide range of activities ideal for groups and all sort of occasions. If you are looking for a really super activity in a really super location, then please get in touch.

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Private Goat Yoga

Who can resist settling into a downward facing dog with the cutest upward facing baby goat peeking up at you? Ideal for corporate clients, team-building, private groups, hen & stag parties, family gatherings, yoga and goat lovers everywhere!

Locations: a) Dartington Dairy, Devon; b) Blackwater Alpacas, Braintree c) Your own suitable location, within 1-hr driving distance from Braintree (i.e. Chelmsford, Colchester, Romford, Ipswich, Cambridge and North East London).

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Private SUP Yoga

Enjoy the ancient practice of yoga combined with SUP boarding as we take our favourite yoga routines from the mat and onto the water!

Improve your balance, core strength, emotional and spiritually harmony, as your body works to stay stable on the board challenged by both wind and tide. All levels.

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Bespoke Yoga

Individually tailored yoga, meditation, holistic therapy and Stand Up Paddle boarding activities suitable for both business and personal clients. Whether your focus is on relaxation and rejuvenation, or motivation and inspiration; the perfect package can be tailor made to suit you.

Book an exclusive one to one package for yourself with yoga, meditation, holistic therapy and SUP sessions for the ultimate rest and restore experience. Alternatively, design your own personalised empowering event for with friends, or a motivational company team building package, for an event with positive impact.

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